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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Jul 1, 2005 12:13am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Encoding Comment..........

There have been problems with the derived files (MPEG-1 files not legal VCD, corrupt MPEG-4, etc). If you run across such a file, give me a holler and I'll try to rederive them.

Regarding the encoding size of the MPEG-2. Yes, they are big files, but it won't be long from now that such files will be commonplace and won't be such a hassle to deal with. There's no reason to put up a lesser quality MPEG-2 if we really don't have to.

Thinking about the future.
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Poster: MrMovie Date: Jul 1, 2005 3:47am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Encoding Comment..........

Skip...... Try looking at Penny Serenade. The MPEG 1 is at 320 x 240 has a green inlay and it pixilates during playback after download. That's just one of many that are like that. In Rick's archive (or what I refer to as the main archive) not a single MPEG-1 is in this ridiculous format and the MPEG=2 files are of a 'livable' size.

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Poster: pdmdb.org Date: Jul 1, 2005 6:02am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Encoding Comment..........

MrMovie

I might be able to help you out with copying the MPEG2 files to DVD, depending on how many you want. I've only downloaded 36 of the feature film titles for now, but eventually hope to have a large majority of them.

I've just recently started using the Bittorrent P2P application to distribute some of the larger MPEG2 files among the more popular torrent websites. This is mostly just an experiment to see how well Public Domain material is accepted in the file-sharing crowd.

Feel free to contact me if you like.

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Poster: MrMovie Date: Jul 2, 2005 11:44am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Encoding Comment..........

I may take you up on the offer. I'm going to first attempt to do something with some equipment I have over here on my end that involves a Digital-S Editor/Recorder (Not Super-VHS) a conversion unit and output the stream right from the computer through a Digital conversion board to MPEG2 quality and then reincode in THX and see if that works or not. Might save a lot of time and problems if this works since all of this stuff is already hooked up anyway. I know, no one has even suggested recording the stream because it probably never crossed anyone's mind to even attempt to do that, but one of my associates said why not give it a try since we have all this high tech gear and besides, I can't wait to see what kind of a mess this looks like! lol

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Poster: XiangDo Date: Jul 10, 2005 3:39am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Encoding Comment..........

I gave up several months ago trying to produce VCD disks from the MPEG-1 files I found in the Feature Films archive. Every one of them I tried was in 320x240 resolution, and after they were transcoded to 352x240 by my burning software the video quality was significantly degraded and playback was unstable.

From what has been said, do I understand correctly that the MPEG-1 files are automatically created from incoming files? If so, why would 320x240 even be an option, let alone the default resolution?

I agree with the statement that H264 compliant MPEG-4 is attractive for downloading, but what to do with them once you have them? I'm interested in being able to view movies on VCD or DVD disks that I burn, so what can I do with an MPEG-4?